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Advanced Diploma of Design for Live Production, Theatre and Events : Costume
This nationally recognised qualification provides skills and experience consistent with the growing needs of the entertainment industry.
The skills and knowledge gained will assist graduates to find employment in the areas of art finishing, costume design, costume making, makeup and wigs and millinery.
Units are structured to provide training in the techniques and processes required for the construction of costumes and accessories for theatre and film. These units include pattern drafting and costume construction.
Students also gain skills in the coordination of costumes for production, which incorporates budgeting, wardrobe maintenance and dressing. Other aspects of training include costume management, drawing, corsetry, wigs and makeup, art finishing and millinery.
Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.
Additional Course Information
Students work as directed on productions mounted by WAAPA. Students begin by assisting until sufficiently skilled to perform designated tasks. In the final year students will be expected to provide service to the productions at a professional level of competence.
Professional placement to industry in the graduating year is a compulsory and practical component. Students undertake an appropriate attachment for production experience. The purpose of this work is to develop and strengthen the proficiencies and skills required in the industry.
Art Finisher, Costumier, Dresser, Film Standby, Milliner, Wardrobe Supervisor